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jeffers

jeffers  n.— «Jeffers: An inmate term for snitches or brown-nosers. Jeffing is the verb. The origin of the term is unknown.» —“What the lingo means” by Adam C. Smith, Jo Becker St. Petersburg...

straightening closet

straightening closet  n.— «Straightening closet: An officers’ term for a room—a supply room in a case related by one officer—where an inmate can be taken and assaulted, or “straightened out,” without witnesses.» —“What the...

atomic cocktail

atomic cocktail  n.— «Atomic cocktail: A mixture of feces, urine and assorted other unpleasant substances that inmates sometimes throw at officers.» —“What the lingo means” by Adam C. Smith, Jo Becker St. Petersburg...

shoot a torpedo

shoot a torpedo  v. phr.— «Shoot a torpedo: An inmate term for when officers allegedly abuse them by proxy, assigning them a roommate who will beat them inside the locked cell.» —“What the lingo means” by Adam C. Smith, Jo...

kick to sleep

kick to sleep  v. phr.— «Kick to sleep: Inmates frequently claim that officers threaten to beat them, or “kick them to sleep,” if they don’t behave properly.» —“What the lingo means” by Adam C. Smith, Jo...

show one’s butt

show one’s butt  v. phr.— «Showing his butt: A term used by officers to describe an inmate who is mouthing off or complaining about his treatment. As in: “That inmate was showing his butt.”» —“What the lingo...